A Lesson in Race Riding by Master Angel Cordero Jr. “The Easiest Whitney Stakes Win Ever”

April 14, 2020

Angel Cordero was perhaps the best race rider ever. He could push the envelope further than anyone. He’d ride his horse and maybe two or three other contenders at the same time. He knew what every horse and rider were doing and what they were going to do. His fierce competitive nature combined with his superior athletic ability in the saddle helped make him one of the best to ever get a leg up. Check out Angel describe his Whitney win on Slew O’ Gold. I remember it well, and saw it live.

You don’t see horses today very often run in both the Whitney and the Travers, or the Alabama and the Travers, but back in the glory days of racing and the August place to be you did. It was special…

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